philosophy

Making sense of Passover (from a non-Jewish point of view)

The Israeli philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz described Jewish practices in ways that made sense to me.

By TERRANCE MINTNER
14/04/2020
THE AVERAGE person must play a part in slowing the virus – including more frequent handwashing/use o
The Corona crisis: Where man and God meet

We are already hearing crazy theories that Corona was a Jewish invention, a sinister scenario set up so that Jews would rake in billions when they “just happened” to come out with a vaccination.

BE, BECOME, BLESS: Jewish Spirituality between East and West By Yakov Nagen Koren Publishers 350 pag
Judaism unites East and West

Nagen unpacks the West’s ‘doing,’ East’s ‘being’ approaches

THIS SLENDER booklet documents Isaiah Wassilevsky’s 1916 lecture on hassidism
Wassilevsky’s hassidic super-souls

When Wassilevsky described hassidism’s approach to Zion, it seems that contemporary issues were close to his mind; it is not always clear when he is channeling hassidism or speaking in his own voice.

By LEVI COOPER
13/02/2020
Alain Finkielkraut in the Institut de France library, Paris, France, December 1, 2016.
French Philosopher: ‘Left-wing Islamism and antisemitism have a future’

One of France’s most important philosophers and a widely recognized public intellectual, Alain Finkielkraut, sounded strong alarm bells over the rise of left-wing Islamism and radical antisemitism.

Can scientific theories of the world's creation be in the Image of God?

The biblical account of a purposeful creation and the transcendent idea that every person is created in the Image of God are not scientific descriptions, but moral stimuli.

By EUGENE KORN
03/10/2019
Hebrew University conferred the most doctoral candidates in Israel this year

Last year the university awarded 311 Ph.D.'s, and in 2012 they awarded 366 doctorates.

People attend a national gathering to protest antisemitism and the rise of antisemitic attacks
A famed French-Jewish philosopher is afraid to leave his home

Unlike most countries, France makes celebrities out of intellectual heroes. They’re revered, quoted and featured regularly on primetime television and even in film.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/06/2019
A YOUNG immigrant from Ethiopia waits upon his arrival at Ben-Gurion in 2012
Reading Kant by the refrigerator light

JEWISH HISTORY is the story of the engaged prophet, rabbi, philosopher and mystic.

10/06/2019
A RAPT AUDIENCE at the Tel Aviv Night of Philosophy.
Talking about philosophy in Tel Aviv

Some 100 speakers will engage audiences in all-night discussions ranging from linguistic justice to Jews leaving France, at the 5th Tel Aviv Night of Philosophy tomorrow.

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